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A difficult environment, but wonderful co-workers and clients

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Starke, FL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Starke, FL

I have been working at The Arc

Pros

The Clients. It's all about giving the clients the best possible support. And they are so amazing at the the ARC of Bradford. These individuals are so caring and fun! Even the most taciturn will blossom if given the right positive reinforcement. These are loving, emotional people who look for friendship and guidance.

Cons

Being a Direct Support Supervisor for special needs clients is difficult but very rewarding. Working at the ARC of Bradford really is a balance between getting a chance to work with amazing clients and tip-toeing around non-communicative or even hostile management. Granted, with State budget cuts, everyone works harder, but not always smarter, so management always seems harried and unappraochable. Sometime this job seemed like a glorified babysitting job, and the enrichment of individual clients was overlooked or put aside. I do have to stress that these clients are wonderful and deserving of empathetic, caring people to work with them, but it was difficult to do the job the way it should be done in the atmosphere provided.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Your job is so important! It effects the lives of the clients, your staff and all their families. Please take the time to learn how to be more effective with time management and to treat staff with dignity and respect. We are already working for so little money; this job is a labor of love. Don't forget that your attitude in the workplace, even your body language, can affect how people see you as a leader and how they see the organization as a whole. If you are using negative body language and speach, or talking behind people's backs, it creates a very negative environment to work in. We all look to you to be strong, even when money is tight and you are stressed. The clients don't need to see that negativity. Cherish the good staff you have that will work for $8 an hour and show them the respect that they deserve.

44 Other Employee Reviews for The Arc (View Most Recent)

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    An organization that does so much for the community, lacks as an employer.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC

    I worked at The Arc

    Pros

    This organization does a great deed for the challenged community. The compensation vs. work load is acceptable for a nonprofit company. Most of the employees are nice and respectable.

    Cons

    Dysfunctional management system. Lack of advancement opportunities due to said system and preferential treatment of employees. Management does not either have (or take) time to inform employees of changes or have staff meetings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company needs a complete management overhaul. Rampant employee dissatisfaction and gossip ruin the work experience. Lack of staff workload organization and requirements along with various questionable practices makes this a place difficult to recommend.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    They don't treat people with disabilities fairly.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Direct Care Staff in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Direct Care Staff in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at The Arc

    Pros

    I enjoyed helping people with disabilities go about their daily lives, give them their med, cook for them and take them out into the community.

    Cons

    They have poor management. they relocate you as soom as their residents really like their staff because they don't want them to get to attached to their staff. I feel this is wrong because it rips their heart out. Very high employee turnover!

    Doesn't Recommend
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